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Friday, April 18, 2014

Washington

A message for our congressmen

Local columnist T.J. Ray puts together a message for state congressmen after their part in the government shutdown and their apparent lack of involvement in settling anything. (October 21, 2013, Page 4A)

Letters to the Editor

Jim Shollenberger writes to say that recent actions by the GOP were not compromise but actually extortion. (October 18, 2013, Page 4A)

Oxonian: Navy Yard shooting ‘surreal’

Oxford native Elizabeth Harrington Reep is grateful she was running late to work Monday. Reep works at the Washington Navy Yard where a man opened fire, killing a dozen people and wounding several others. Reep spoke to the EAGLE from her home in Washington D.C. on Monday afternoon. (September 17, 2013, Page 1, 2)

Thank a veteran today

Local columnist T.J. Ray, sparked by a visit to the “Virtual Vietnam Wall,” recalls the sacrifices of members of the military and urges all to thank a veteran whenever you can. (August 8, 2013, Page 4)

Different tax structure answer to IRS woes?

With all of the uproar about the IRS and some of its targeting practices, Editor Don Whitten wonders if this isn’t as good a time as any to consider alternatives to the current tax code and structure. (May 23, 2013, Page 4)

Federal government not very popular these days

Editor Don Whitten takes a look at research numbers that show that people do not have a very favorable opinion of the federal government, regardless who which party they belong to. The interesting thing, Whitten notes, is that the feeling is different at the state and local levels. (April 24, 2013, Page 4)

Responding to the Boston Marathon tragedy

Editor Don Whitten writes about the Boston Marathon bombing tragedy, asking the questions most readers are probably asking these days and wondering how we will respond to the deadly act of terrorism. (April 17, 2013, Page 4)

Is ‘budgeting’ not a word in Washington?

You have to live within a budget. Schools have to go by a budget. Cities and counties have budgets. But what about Congress? So wonder Editor Don Whitten as he writes about the lack of budgeting talks and progress in Washington, D.C. (February 21, 2013, Page 4)

Looking at speeding cops, lawmakers and taxes

Editor Don Whitten offers some answers and opinions about recent questions he’s received, touching on subjects such as why cops seem to speed a lot, why so many laws are introduced but not passed each year, how taxes are collected on lotteries and Ole Miss football recruiting. (February 11, 2013, Page 4)

Letters to the Editor

Rob Winkler writes to take issue with a recent Jimmy Reed column and to say that no one is calling for the government to “disarm all citizens.” (January 31, 2013, Page 4)

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